Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox (15) (The long B-day edition)

Hello, this is my fifteenth week involved with In My Mailbox, a weekly blogging meme hosted by The Story Siren. The point is to share the books you have acquired over the week.

Also, if you'd like to enter, I have two book giveaways coming to a close. One is for a 15 certificate to Book Depository and for the other I'm giving away three copies of Love Unfinished, which is great. They close really soon, so enter now!

This week I received a ton of books for review from netgalley, went to the bookstore (always dangerous), and received a book for review in the mail. I'm going to apologize now this is a really long edition. So without further ado, here we go. 

I might have got too many books, but it's my birthday, so I splurged. Besides, I've already read quite a few of them. :)

Books I bought for myself for my birthday:

My local bookstore was having great sales, which is always dangerous for me. But since it's my birthday on March 5, I felt justified. Plus, if I don't like one of them, I'll just give it away to you guys. :) 

I limited myself to just the YA section to prevent me from going bankrupt. I ended up caving and buying a lot of books I've been pining for forever.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver- I've heard really good things about this one, and it was in paperback and on sale for 5. I love the cover, and even though I've heard it's sad, I can't wait to read it. I know that Pandemonium is out, so I'm just a tad behind the times. :)

Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle- Months ago, I was introduced to this book. I saw the title completely sucked me in and then I saw the cover and then I read the synopsis and I was a goner. So when I noticed  this was also a cheap book, I got it. It's about magic, court, twins, London? Enough said. It reads Magic or Marriage? That was enough for me. 

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings- I actually haven't heard anything about this one, but I love the cover and the synopsis sounds terrific. It's about a fourteen year old girl who discovers that she is going blind. She's forced to leave everything behind and start preparing for when she is blind. Sounds really good. 

The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee- Yes, I could have just checked this out from the library, but where's the fun in that. Plus it was only 4 dollars. (Don't you love my justifications). At any rate, I've heard really good things about this one. Almost everybody has recommended it to me, and it's a historical spy novel. I'm in.

Abandon by Meg Cabot- I've been eying this one forever. This one wasn't on sale, but it was still pretty cheap only 10, so I could justify it. It's about Persephone and is by Meg Cabot? That's enough to get anybody to want to read this. I love Cabot and I love retellings of Greek mythology.

Books I received for review from authors:

Hope's Journey by Stephanie Connelley Worlton-This is LDS fiction and is about a girl and a body dealing with the ramifications and the crushed dreams that follow their discovery that she is pregnant. It looks good and the author contacted me to review it, so I accepted. 

Shifting Light by Emily Ann Ward- This is a prequel to the book Promising Light which I just reviewed. Loved this series and am looking forward to reading this.

Books I received for review from Netgalley:

Now for the millions of books from netgalley this week. I may need to give up sleep, because all of these books sound absolutely terrific.

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman-  I debated whether or not I wanted to read this one, but it looks so good. This one also looks creepy.

Starters by Lissa Price- This one sounds so good, but really creepy. I mean just look at the tagline. Your body. Rented Out. Used to Murder. That sounds so great, and that cover...creepy. I'm in.

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard- I've heard good things about this one. It's about a girl who embarks on a quest. I've heard it is like Eat, Pray, Love, but for teens. Plus, there's the idea good girl trying to go bad, and bad boy trying to be good. Sounds right up my alley.

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry- This one also sounds creepy, but it looks so good. What if you were supposed to be kidnapped, but the man kidnapped the wrong girl? What!!! I'm in. I just finished this one, review forthcoming.

Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank- It's set in 1953 and is about a girl whose family is unjustly imprisoned and she is sent to live with her uncle. A place where she is ridiculed. 

Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares-  I'm dying to read this one. I really want to know what happens. They are on the cusp of turning thirty. I loved this series; I can't wait to read this one.

The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks- This one just sounded good, but I haven't heard much about it.

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter- I haven't read the first one in this series yet, but I am getting the first one soon and then I'll read this one.

Allegiance by Cayla Kluver-  Same as the one above, I haven't read the first one yet, but I will soon.

Lies Beneath by  Anne Greenwood Brown- I've heard good things above it, and I love the idea.

Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire- I've been eying this one for forever and well it just sounded good.

Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel- I thought it sounded good and so I decided I'd give it a try. 

The Academie by Susanne Dunlap: First off, I love this author. Her books are always really good. Love love historical fiction. I love the cover, the synopsis, and basically everything about this one. I've been pining over it for forever. Plus, I've heard good things about this one. 

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker: I haven't heard that much about this one, but the synopsis looks good and I am intrigued by the synopsis. It's about a girl who fell for her best friends boyfriend the previous year and is not ostracized. Now in the summer, her fmaily is vacationing on a small boat, which would normally drive her nuts, but then she meets James. Sounds promising.

The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal- I'm a lifeguard, so it sounded appealing. Plus there's family issues/mythical elements I'm in.

At Season's End by Eric Hendershot- Really pretty cover, and it just sounded good. 

Transcendence by C.J. Omololu:I also sound intrigued by this one. It looks good. This one is a paranormal fantasy. The cover looks very good. 

Interrupted by Rachel Coker:This one looks really good. I love the synopsis.  The cover is also really pretty. It's about a girl who feels like her mother's death is her fault. WWII is right around the corner. 

Summer of the Wolves Lisa Williams Kline: This one looks really good. I loved the cover and the title, and then when I read the synopsis that closed the deal. This is about two step-sisters Diana and Stephanie. Diana thinks Stephanie is just too perfect, but Stephanie has some secrets of her own. Great, I'm in. 

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jim Williamson: I saw this one floating around the blogosphere a lot and thought I'd give it a shot.  It sounds really good. And I'm definitely hooked. Plus this mixes sci-fi,Christian elements, and romance into a YA novel. I'm in. 

Halflings by Heather Burch: I've also seen this one floating around the blogosphere. It's not my usual read, but I figured I'd give it a shot. It seems interesting and I've heard good things. So I thought I'd give it a go. 

Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1 by Margaret Daley: Okay I have a thing for Christian Romantic suspense, and this one fits the bill nicely. Plus it's about Texas Rangers, what's not to love? I'm really excited to get to this one.

A Texan's Honor (Heart of a Hero, #2) by Shelley Gray: We're continuing the Texas theme. This one is about a man pretending to be undercover in the Walton Gang. But when a woman is caught in the fray, he's willing to risk everything--his heart and his cover--to save her. Sounds great. I haven't read the first in the series, but the two books seem to be only loosely connected. I hate reading books out of order, but oh well.

Honor Redeemed by Lorre Lough: This one is about a Search and Rescue team leader named Honor. In comes Matt Phillips, a reporter. When they meet, they both question whether they should reevaluate their single forever status When Honor goes missing, Matt is determined to find her. Sounds right up my alley. 

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore: This one also sounds intriguing. Brielle, a ballerina, flees to Oregon to live with her guilt and shame. Jake a new boy at school has a gift that puts him in the hands of corruption. And something evil is bringing them together. I'm in. 

Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban: This one looks really intriguing. It's about a girl who's traveling back and forth between the middle ages and the twentieth century. It looks really intriguing, and I've heard good things about it. 

I Am (Not) the Walrus by Ed Briant- I've heard good things and so I got it. 

 What did you guys get this week? Feel free to leave your link in the comments. I read every single one. Also any thoughts on which one I should read first. :)

~Danica Page


  1. Nice haul this week! That's a ton of books!

    Here what's in our mailboxes!

  2. Wow!!! First off, happy birthday!!! And secondly, that's a TON of great books this week!!

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    Hope you enjoy all your birthday goodies =)

    Happy Reading~
    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

  4. Wowweee! Crazy book haul this week! I see so many books that I so looking forward to :D You have lots of awesome hours of reading ahead. Thanks for stopping by, and happy birthday <3

    Chapter by Chapter

  5. WOW Great stuff! Delirium is awesome and even though you are behind you will be happy you don't have to wait a year for Pandemonium like the rest of us. Although now we have to wait a year for Requiem which is killing me. I love your review books. I also have and I'm looking forward to Lies Beneath and some other ones.
    My IMM

  6. Happy Birthday!!!
    What an amazing book week! I have really been wanting to read some Meg Cabot. I hope you enjoy all your reads:)

  7. Such a big haul! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)) :D *confetti and cake comes out of nowhere*
    So much awesome books!
    Here's my hau:

  8. Happy Birthday! Delirium and Goddess Interrupted are both GREAT!

  9. Happy birthday! Impressive haul :)

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

    You got a TON of good books. Happy reading. =D

  11. Oh my goodness, so many books! Happy birthday (it's the 5th here!)

    I am really looking forward to Delirium and Don't You Wish!

  12. You will LOVE Delirium. Can't wait to read your review!

  13. Wow you definitely had an awesome week!! I hope you manage to find time to read everything :) And enjoy Delirium! That's a great read :) Happy birthday!!!

  14. Great mailbox! I loved Delirium! I'm reading Allegiance now, and am really enjoying it! :) Happy Reading!

  15. @Jamie, thanks! And I'll be sure to check out your link.

    @Lost in Literature, thanks! So far it's been great. And I loved your blog.

    @Mocha, thanks! So far I've been enjoying them all. :)

    @Chapter by Chapter, thanks! I know I was especially pleased with this week's haul. I do have some crazy hours of reading to look forward.

  16. @Jennifer, true true. I do hate waiting for the next in the series. It can literally kill me. And yep Lies Beneath looks great.

    @Rebecca, yeah I know Meg Cabot is pretty good.

    @Patrick, thanks I loved the confetti and cake that came out of nowhere. And thanks for leaving your link.

    @Benji, that is what I've heard. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. @Librarysnake, thanks so far I've been enjoying both the haul and the b-day.

    @Cassie, thanks for the good wishes, and so far I'm loving it. Thanks for stopping by.

    @VeganYANerds, you gotta love time differences, right? And yep I've heard really good things about those two.

    @Library Gal, I really hope I like it. And yes, a review is forthcoming in the somewhat near future. :)

  18. @Anna, I will find time to read everything one way or another. Who needs sleep, right? And I'm looking forward to getting to that one?

    @Christy, I'm glad to hear that. And thanks for stopping by.

  19. WOW. I don't even know where to begin. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I LOVE/WANT your birthday IMM this week. A TON of great looking books to choose from. A lot of them are the ones I'm also excited about. I hope you enjoy all of those titles and I can't wait to read your reviews of them.

    Happy reading.

  20. @Sagacity Quest, that's kind of how I feel. I don't know which one to read first. And I will definitely be reviewing these soon.

  21. Oh, I so have to read Delirium soon! VERY soon. It sounds awesome! And I can't wait to pick up The Book of Blood and Shadow and Lies Beneath myself! *excited*

    Enjoy your new reads! Thanks for stopping by:)

  22. @Rebecca, yep I agree. All three of those sound amazing.


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